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Gemini PDA - Android / Degoogling Gemini PDA
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:04:27 pm »
Thank you for sharing. Is your device OS still stable after debloating it? I found that uninstalling major Google Apps & services had "Goodroid" go wrong here. Culprits were Google Maps and Chrome if I remember correctly.
3. Install Titanium Backup (preferably Pro), make sure it works as expected
4. Install apps you want/need (at least F-Droid, some browser and some SMS app, others can be installed later)
5. Use Titanium Backup to remove apps that are not included in the picture below. Apps highlighted in blue are frozen, you better freeze them too.
What about not installing Titanium (Pro) and using Magisk module Terminal debloater instead?

Gemini PDA - Linux / Connman not saving passphrases
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:27:35 am »
Same issue with Connman forgetting my WiFi network and passphrase everytime I reboot.
Have a Gemini WiFi flashed with Flashtool and images from 2019-06. Gemian is up-to-date, no other sources added than Debian backports (problem pre-existed).

Gemini PDA - Linux / FlashToolLinux: Failed to find USB port [SOLVED]
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:41:58 am »
I happened to have tried with the other cable. It worked out well enough I write this from Firefox on Debian from the Gemini. That the (brand new) cable could be borken didn't even cross my mind, even tho it seems it shouldhave!o}

So it takes the scatter file i.e. 'Gemini_WIFI_A20GB_L36GB_Multi_Boot.txt' as well?

@TheKit yeah more times than I'd like to confess. And building FlashTool from source didn't work. Does vanilla MediaTek's SP FlashTool allows to do a multi boot with the provided 'modules'?

Hi I try to reinstall a double boot on my Gemini Wifi only.
On up-to-date Arch64 with the appropriate udev rules (checked out and worked fine when I installed the firmwares last year) I run FlashToolLinux, plug the gemini and reboot it:                                
$ journalctl                                                                        
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mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=201d, bcdDevice=ff.ff
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=5
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: Product: Gemini Wifi                
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: Manufacturer: MediaTek              
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn kernel: usb 2-1.4: SerialNumber: AUSSCATC7H6LMBY9      
  mai 08 11:59:16 llewellyn systemd-udevd[20683]: 2-1.4: Failed to create symlink '/dev/android/AUSSCATC7H6LMBY9.tmp-c189:130' to '../bus/usb/002/003': Not a directory
$ sudo ./ » Download     # note: all partitions are checked                            
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libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
  QMetaObject::connectSlotsByName: No matching signal for on_pushButton_browser_clicked()
  QThread::setPriority: Cannot set priority, thread is not running
  libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile                                
  QObject::moveToThread: Cannot move objects with a parent                          
  Connecting to BROM...                                                            
  Scanning USB port...                                                              
  Search usb, timeout set as 3600000 ms
Rebooting the Gemini:
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Stopping the 'download' process:                                                        
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SearchUSBPortPool failed!                                                        
  Failed to find USB port                                                          
  Connect BROM failed: S_TIMEOUT                                                    
  User stopped.
A couple hours later FlashTOol is still standing perfectly iddle as far as I can see.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Also a suggestion: FlashTool should print whether it sees the Gemini as needed *or not*, for the user to know that (and avoid countless try-and-fails)

Gemini PDA - Linux / SDXC
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:46:28 pm »
Quote from: Jeffrey Mark Siskind
Before I go out and buy one, does anybody know if the Gemini running DebianTP2 will work with the new PNY 512GB SDXC card? Can I format and mount the card as ext4 under DebianTP2?

Linux should recognize any genuine sd[xc] card. And will create/format, (un)mount, read and write Ext4 file system on any card it recognize. It did for my SanDisk 64GB SDXC as it does for all the other cards reported around here on OESF.
The main issue is for those who'd like to use it from Android, which is a real pain in somewhere when it comes to anything but FAT32.

Quote from: frnzndr
So my inability to get a right mouse-click to work isn't just my own misconfiguration, it doesn't work for anyone (except for the alternative driver in another thread which uses the touchscreen as a trackpad)?

If anyone knows how to get a right click on the touchscreen, I'd love to hear about solutions! I tried using evdev instead of libinput, but that didn't help (maybe expectedly considering libinput is more modern).

The F1-F12 keys would also be useful to get to. Somewhere I read that you should be able to get them with Fn+Shift+1-12, maybe give that a try. It might work in the native Linux, does not in a chroot running via Android, but maybe that is to be expected. (I decided yesterday to try a chrooted Linux for the time being, as I need newer packages than those provided in stretch and using testing or even stretch-backports seems to break the ability to boot into the native linux.)

Using testing or even stretch-backports breaks the ability to boot into the native linux: I can confirm this. I'll try to chroot into it and find out (via logs) then downgrade the culprit package(s). Untill then I can't help testing mouse/keystroke (remapping) tools :/

Gemini PDA - Android / Screen lock / smart lock
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:01:24 am »
Back in the days there was an Android application that allowed to gain such fine grain control: Llama location control. Dunno if it still works or has been forked?

Gemini PDA - Linux / System load
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:53:34 am »
Same here, load goes as "low" as 9 both on Debian and Android.

Gemini PDA - Linux / Installing Debian -> Red Triangle + No Command
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:51:22 am »
Quote from: Adam Boardman
Good point, my objection is really to any 'documentation' that is fixed, not in a wiki form,[and has no] 'Hazard warning' (...) indicating that it is unlikely to age gracefully.
Mind to create a thread @Adam? I find this well fitted  and so important for the device in the long run.

Quote from: geophile
The official guide is best:

Thanks, this guide provided everything I needed, Linux is up and running!
I feel bad to say this here but my Debian TP2 partition #3 is back to the point you were on this thread 1st post, after a week (and a full upgrade
with debian backports added to the source list). Hope I can solve this!

Gemini PDA - General Discussion / External Camera Focusing?
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:31:51 am »
Good question. It seems to me thqt Open Camera does a betterjob to focus (clic on screen) than Google's app. Here's a pic I just shot in med resolution (focus on the area where car is):

Gemini PDA - Android / Torch app
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:53:32 am »
Neat! Thank you graynada.
Would it be possible to also make it available on a Google-free repository for Android like f-droid?

Gemini PDA - Hardware / Rear camera module image quality very poor
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:23:37 pm »
Both the old Samsung tablet (Mini 3 or something like that) and smartphone (GT-S7390G) take photo as blurry and with much less light contrast than those. All what you say above is plain true, though. But it shouldn't be a terrible surprise considering such a small team had to prioritize things on their crowdfunding project.

People have uploaded pictures taken from a usb-c camera module connected to the Gemini and these are *pictures* I've seen them on this forum I believe.

Gemini PDA - Hardware / Rear camera module image quality very poor
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:37:00 am »
@shuntcap thanks for the custom linux kernel instructions! will come handy in this location.

Quote from: shuntcap
Quote from: vader
Photo taken with Sailfish camera at 4:3 (2560x1920). It isn't quite as bad as the android camera I believe.

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Macro images and images of close objects are not too bad, unless you're under low light conditions where it refuses to focus at any ISO over 400 (for me at least).  But anything else, particularly scenery, is stunningly bad.
Depends still; with sun shine:

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